Antimicrobial prescribing practices at a tertiary care center in patients diagnosed with COVID-19 across the continuum of care

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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020 Jul 24:1-14. doi: 10.1017/ice.2020.370. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

In a single center review of antibiotic prescribing in COVID-19 patients, 10% of patients received antimicrobials, with inpatients encountering the highest rate and spectrum of prescribing. Prescribing rate, spectrum, and duration appeared to increase with disease severity in inpatients. Antimicrobial prescribing in patients managed in ambulatory encounters was less common.

PMID:32703323 | DOI:10.1017/ice.2020.370

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